Nicodemus had come to Jesus by night, presumably because he did not want anyone to know that he, a great teacher in Israel, was interested in better understanding this itinerant Galilean. Jesus was not impressed by the great man or his reputation. In fact, He posed a challenge to Nicodemus: “How can you be the teacher of Israel and not understand these things?”
Jesus poses a similar question to us today, so let us ask ourselves: How can we purport to be Christian teachers when we don’t understand all the things Jesus is saying?
Nicodemus would have done better to use his influence to get his followers to follow Jesus instead. Similarly, we should seek to have everyone who follows us transfer their allegiance to the great Teacher.
Preach Jesus…and let Him do the teaching.